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Career interview: Statistical consulting
about life as consultant statisticians, modelling real-world problems in areas as diverse as the shipping industry and water rationing.
New designs from Africa
takes us on a tour of the mathematical properties of some beautiful designs inspired by the traditional art of Angolan tribespeople.
An infinite series of surprises
Infinite series occupy a central and important place in mathematics.
C. J. Sangwin
shows us how eighteenth-century mathematician Leonhard Euler solved one of the foremost infinite series problems of his day.
Maths in the dock
about the vital role of maths in presenting criminal evidence.
Who made the laws of nature?
What gives an equation the right to call itself a law?
All's fair in love and maths
The bitter battle for the cubic equation.
Does light have weight? Newton thought so. His laws predicted that gravity would bend of light, two centuries...
Five Martin Gardner eye-openers involving squares and cubes
This week would have been the 100th birthday of Martin Gardner, who is deservedly credited with turning on...
In a lower dimension
Could the world be simpler than our senses suggest?
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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